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Massachusetts Bay Colony Issue

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2-cent Massachusetts Bay Colony single

This commemorative issue celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The red 2-cent stamp, issued on April 8, 1930, depicts the colony's seal. The seal portrays an Indian holding a bow and arrow, the words "Come over and help us" emanating from his mouth. Some members of the colony saw themselves as missionaries sent by God to convert Native Americans to the Christian faith.

Gordon T. Trotter

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